Long one of our foremost fiction and non-fiction nature writers at workespecially with writing of and from Montana's Yaak ValleyRick Bass goes far from North America in his striking new book, The Black Rhinos of Namibia: Searching for Survivors in the African Desert (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). "A well-known nature writer travels to the Namib Desert, 'one of the oldest unchanged landscapes on earth.' In search of a change of pace, Bass invited an invitation to travel with a friend who heads a nonprofit studying South African rhinos that have been saved from extinction but all still threatened ... The author describes his journey as 'not like anything I have ever done' ... In addition to discussing his own experiences, the author provides interesting background on the Cold War era, when pro-communist Angolan armies battled South African forces, and both sides financed their efforts by selling the horns of the rhinos they massacred. An exciting adventure ..." - Kirkus Reviews.